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Millinghaus confirms release from Texas Tech men’s hoops

Posted: June 3, 2017 - 6:27pm

The Texas Tech basketball men’s basketball roster is undergoing alterations, not just through recruiting.

Shadell Millinghaus, a junior college guard touted as a dynamic scorer but could not find his offensive niche, confirmed his release from the school Saturday morning.

“Cleaned by stuff out my Locker/Apartment & gave it to my parents so they could give to the homeless.” he Tweeted Saturday morning. “I’m going to miss Texas Tech.”

He did not have a future college destination set up.

“Still looking right now,” Millinghaus said through a direct message on Twitter.

Millinghaus, who transferred from Northwest Florida State College, averaged 16.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.7 steals per contest as a sophomore. More so, he made 48 percent of his shots from the field and eclipsed double-digit point totals in 26 of 30 games.

His on-the-court efforts garnered him NJCAA All-American Honorable Mention status and Panhandle Conference Player of the Year accolades and a spot on the Texas Tech roster.

Millinghaus, who was the second signee under head coach Chris Beard, was unable to earn consistent playing time with the Red Raiders, though.

The Brooklyn, New York, native, who shot 46 percent from the field, averaged 3.9 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in 31 games played with Texas Tech. He started in only five games and averaged 13 minutes per contest.

Millinghaus tallied career highs in minutes (30), points (20), rebounds (seven), free throws made (six) and blocks (one) in a victory over Eastern Kentucky back on Nov. 19, 2016. He also played 30 minutes against Oklahoma State on February 25.

Before heading to Northwest Florida State College, Millinghaus netted 7.4 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in 18 appearances with Southern Miss.

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